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IDF 'did not target journalist' killed in violent anti-Israel protest
- April 08, 2018

No Israelis and at least 491 Palestinians were injured, according to Palestinian and Israeli officials. The numbers were down from the previous Friday, when tens of thousands approached the border in demonstrations that saw Israeli forces kill 19 Palestinians, making it the bloodiest day in Gaza since a 2014 war. (more...)
Russia's embassy seeks meeting with Johnson on poisoning Russia's embassy seeks meeting with Johnson on poisoning
- April 08, 2018

An embassy spokesperson said it was "high time" for a meeting to discuss the investigation, as well as a "whole range of bilateral issues". The Foreign Office confirmed it had received the request. But, in a statement, it accused Russian Federation of employing a "diversionary tactic" and refusing to "engage constructively" and answer questions about the attack. (more...)
Rebels say Syrian forces dropped chemicals on Douma, government denies accusation Rebels say Syrian forces dropped chemicals on Douma, government denies accusation
- April 08, 2018

Volunteer rescue team The White Helmets - who first estimated up to 150 had been killed - tweeted graphic images showing bodies of men, women and children hiding in a basement. BBC are saying rescuers and medics at the scene in Douma are reporting at least 70 people dead. The attack came nearly exactly a year after the deadly sarin gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhun, which prompted American Tomahawk missile attacks on a Syrian airbase. (more...)
Axios: Kelly Threatened to Quit Last Month After Trump Blow-Up Axios: Kelly Threatened to Quit Last Month After Trump Blow-Up
- April 08, 2018

Sources said it was not related to the David Shulkin firing that happened the same day. When John Kelly started at the White House, there was talk of imposing "military discipline" on Trump and the West Wing. In January, The New York Times reported that Kelly, who preceded Nielsen at Homeland Security, has repeatedly threatened to walk to get Trump to listen to him - though Kelly has denied doing so. (more...)
Michael Clarke offers to help Cricket Australia amid ball-tampering bans Michael Clarke offers to help Cricket Australia amid ball-tampering bans
- April 08, 2018

Adding that he did contact Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland , Clarke said that his gesture was aimed at helping Australian team recover from ball-tampering scandal by other means like mentoring under-14 players but by not returning to global cricket. (more...)
Dozens reportedly killed in alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria Dozens reportedly killed in alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria
- April 08, 2018

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 11 people had died as a result of suffocation caused by the smoke from conventional weapons being dropped by the government. A toxin gas attack late Saturday on a rebel-held town near Syria's capital has killed at least forty persons, activists, rescuers and medics said. The agreement was celebrated at the time, but multiple chemical attacks since then have been blamed on the Syrian government, raising questions about how effective the agreement ... (more...)
MercadoLibre, Inc. (MELI)- Performance Assessment Buzzers on Charts
- April 08, 2018

The company reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.55 by ($0.35). Zacks Investment Research raised shares of MercadoLibre from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $433.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. (more...)
Dead & 150 Wounded in Cross-Border Clashes Along Gaza Border Dead & 150 Wounded in Cross-Border Clashes Along Gaza Border
- April 08, 2018

An AFP picture taken after he was wounded showed Murtaja wearing a press vest as he received treatment. Lieberman added, "I don't know if he is a journalist or not but anyone operating drones over IDF troops should understand he endangers himself". (more...)
Mayawati slams Amit Shah: New low for BJP under 'guru-chela' Mayawati slams Amit Shah: New low for BJP under 'guru-chela'
- April 08, 2018

Attacking the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, Mayawati targeted Dalit MPs from the BJP by saying that they would never be forgiven by the community. Earlier on April 2, several Dalit organisations protested against against the alleged dilution of Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) (Prevention of Atrocities) Act by the Supreme Court on March 20. (more...)
Dozens dead in possible gas attack in Syria; regime denies allegation Dozens dead in possible gas attack in Syria; regime denies allegation
- April 08, 2018

Syrian state TV reported that government forces advanced in farms outside Douma getting closer to the town. Army of Islam has thousands of well-armed fighters in Douma. Top Jaish al-Islam political figure Mohammad Alloush on Friday blamed global supporters of Syria's government for hamstringing the talks. According to journalist Ibrahim Joudeh, Syrian military combat drones have so far managed to destroy several Jaysh al-Islam rocket launchers in the farmland area around Douma city that ... (more...)
Gazans bury their loved ones killed by Israeli fire Gazans bury their loved ones killed by Israeli fire
- April 08, 2018

Gaza's Hamas-controlled Health Ministry said nine people had been killed , including a television cameraman wearing a bullet-proof vest marked "Press", and almost 300 injured by gunfire. He rested on a stretcher placed on the ground. "I knew it was a bad injury and people carried him away". " Gaza will not starve and will not abandon its original national objective", he said, surrounded by hundreds of supporters. (more...)
Russia sanctions will not affect Trump-Putin meeting plans: White House
- April 08, 2018

Congress, freezes the U.S. assets of "oligarchs" such as aluminum tycoon Oleg Deripaska and lawmaker Suleiman Kerimov, whose family controls Russia's largest gold producer, Polyus. Chris Painter, the former top cyber diplomat at the U.S. State Department, said the latest sanctions are unlikely to deter the Kremlin unless Trump formally condemns Putin. (more...)
PM Modi interacts with workers on BJP's foundation day PM Modi interacts with workers on BJP's foundation day
- April 08, 2018

Criticising the ongoing efforts by various opposition parties which are forging unity before the next elections, he said 'when there is a flood, all creatures climb to one spot for survival.'. He must have given some injection that is why now Rahul Baba is daring to ask about four-and-half years of Modi government. But what about the Congress, their candidates even forfeited their deposits. (more...)
Paris condemns Israeli army's 'indiscriminate fire' in Gaza Paris condemns Israeli army's 'indiscriminate fire' in Gaza
- April 08, 2018

Hamas, the Islamic terror group which has ruled Gaza since a 2007 takeover and calls for Israel's destruction, has called for a series of protests until May 15, the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel, which the Palestinians observe as Nakba Day, meaning Day of Catastrophe. (more...)
He Was Wearing Vest Marked 'PRESS', Was Shot Dead At Gaza Protest He Was Wearing Vest Marked 'PRESS', Was Shot Dead At Gaza Protest
- April 08, 2018

The number of protesters on Friday, however, was lower than last week, when a 35,000-strong demonstration on March 30 led to violent clashes in which 19 Palestinians were killed. It added that its troops were "operating in accordance with clear rules of engagement" and that it did "not intentionally target journalists". It appeared to be the first time a Hamas leader had specifically threatened to break through the border - something Israel has said it would not allow at any price. (more...)
Facebook to Introduce an Facebook to Introduce an "Unsend" Messages Feature
- April 08, 2018

People can do this by tapping the three dots at the top right corner of the ad and selecting Report Ad", it said. Zuckerberg said the move comes after reviewing how the site was leveraged by Russian trolls during the 2016 US election - and pointed to "important" elections, including the USA midterm elections, coming later this year. (more...)
Trump threatens China with additional $100bn tariffs Trump threatens China with additional $100bn tariffs
- April 08, 2018

The latest escalation comes after the USA on Tuesday said it would impose 25 per cent duties on $50 billion of imports from China , and China quickly retaliated by listing $50 billion United States of products that it could hit with its own 25 per cent tariffs. (more...)
As Trump ponders a pullout in Syria, Daesh looks to re-emerge As Trump ponders a pullout in Syria, Daesh looks to re-emerge
- April 08, 2018

The roughly 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria will likely be out in a matter of months, White House officials said, while the United States role in anything other than finishing the job against ISIS will be scaled back, not expanded. As for the losers: At the top of the list sit the Kurds, whom the USA turned to when it first went into Syria as the best ready-and-able ground partner in routing ISIS from its northern Syria strongholds. (more...)
Facebook Removed Zuckerberg's Messages From Users' Inboxes to 'Protect' Him Facebook Removed Zuckerberg's Messages From Users' Inboxes to 'Protect' Him
- April 08, 2018

A preliminary report in December 2017 by German competition authorities found Facebook "abuses" its dominant position to gain access to third-party data when an account is opened. We should have done this sooner-and we're sorry that we did not", Facebook spokesperson Elka Looks said in a statement . The outcry surrounding the Cambridge Analytica data scandal is putting Facebook's business model on trial, with critics calling into question its targeted advertising practices and effect on ... (more...)
Mastercard (MA) Shares Bought by DE Burlo Group Inc
- April 08, 2018

It has underperformed by 15.30% the S&P500. Fiduciary Financial Services Of The Southwest Inc increased its stake in Mastercard Incorporated (MA) by 14.72% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wealthtrust has 61 shares for 0% of their portfolio. MA's profit will be $1.31 billion for 33.94 P/E if the $1.25 EPS becomes a reality. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC bought a new stake in shares of MasterCard during the second quarter worth about $125,000. (more...)
Record breaking lows possible Sunday morning… Snow arrives by Sunday evening Record breaking lows possible Sunday morning… Snow arrives by Sunday evening
- April 08, 2018

Meteorologist Mike Thomas says while we're not seeing much precipitation, chilly air is lingering, keeping area temperatures in the low to mid-40s. Despite morning temps of around 10 degrees in Fargo, it wasn't cold enough to break the daily record of zero degrees set in 1881. (more...)
"Is that American?" Bill Maher denounces "bully" David Hogg
- April 08, 2018

The TV host surprised both his panel and studio audience on " Real Time with Bill Maher ", when he said that he considered it bullying to ask advertisers to boycott Ingraham after her comments against Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg . (more...)
Correspondents' Association head didn't know Trump would be announcing dinner decision Friday Correspondents' Association head didn't know Trump would be announcing dinner decision Friday
- April 08, 2018

According to the White House , the Trump administration has consistently confronted Russian activities that threaten United States institutions, its interests, or its allies. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in 2016. Mr. Trump's absence from last year's dinner was the first presidential no-show since Ronald Reagan , ailing from a gunshot wound, skipped it in 1981. (more...)
Gas attack reported on Syrian rebel enclave, Damascus denies Gas attack reported on Syrian rebel enclave, Damascus denies
- April 08, 2018

The State Department in Washington said it was closely following the "disturbing reports" from the city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta , which an aid group with links to opposition forces in the region said had been subjected to "one of the worst chemical attacks in Syrian history" late on Saturday. (more...)
Impeachment of CJI no answer to every problem: Justice J Chelameswar Impeachment of CJI no answer to every problem: Justice J Chelameswar
- April 08, 2018

The judge was also in agreement with the need to have a transparent system involving audit of the judiciary. "No system created by human beings is flawless. Justice J Chelameswar, who courted controversy by virtually revolting against chief justice of India Dipak Misra, on Saturday said that impeachment can not be an answer to every question and problem and there was need to correct the system. (more...)
Body Found Near Juan Creek; Possibly Connected to Missing Hart Children Body Found Near Juan Creek; Possibly Connected to Missing Hart Children
- April 08, 2018

Jennifer Jean Hart and Sarah Margaret Hart, both 38, and three children - Markis, 19, and Jeremiah and Abigail, both 14 - have been confirmed dead in the March 26 crash off a cliff , and three other children, Hannah, 16, Devonte, 15, and Sierra, 12, are missing. (more...)
Syrian government accused of killing 35 in chemical attack in eastern Ghouta Syrian government accused of killing 35 in chemical attack in eastern Ghouta
- April 08, 2018

The Department of State also said that at least forty people may have been killed in Douma by chemical weapons, citing third-party organizations. Jaish al-Islam group accused government forces of dropping a chemical bomb in Syria's eastern Ghouta , Reuters reported earlier. (more...)
US, NK Officials Directly Talking About Plans for Summit US, NK Officials Directly Talking About Plans for Summit
- April 08, 2018

USA and North Korean officials have reportedly been trying to nail down a location for the summit, with the North Koreans pushing for Pyongyang and the Americans calling for a more neutral location, like Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia. The United States and North Korea are holding secret, direct talks ahead of the planned summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the media reported. (more...)
Trump administration announces Russian Federation sanctions for 'attacks to subvert Western democracies' Trump administration announces Russian Federation sanctions for 'attacks to subvert Western democracies'
- April 08, 2018

The Treasury Department describes Shamalov's elevation into "the ranks of the billionaire elite around Putin" after marrying Putin's daughter Katerina Tikhonova in 2013. This week, the Kremlin expelled 60 United States diplomats from Russian Federation in response. "That can only happen when Russian Federation stops its aggressive behavior". (more...)
Cops had 'normal' talk with YouTube shooter hours before attack Cops had 'normal' talk with YouTube shooter hours before attack
- April 08, 2018

Authorities don't know of a motive for the shooting , but they are investigating a website that appears to show the same woman accusing YouTube of restricting her videos , according to the Los Angeles Times. "How [could] she shoot the people?" her father reflected in an interview with ABC News. Just hours before she shot and wounded three people at YouTube headquarters, Nasim Aghdam calmly told police who found her sleeping in her vehicle that she was having family problems and had ... (more...)

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